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The Truth About Loss
2 December , 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm GMT
In Conversation with Neil Delamere
Join award-winning comedian, Neil Delamere, well known to audiences for his frequent appearances on RTÉ and BBC, in conversation with author and experienced psychologist, Niamh Fitzpatrick, as they tackle the question of how to confront immeasurable loss, while finding hope along the way. Niamh set out to answer this question in her new book, Tell Me the Truth About Loss (Gill Books), wherein she documents her journey dealing with the sudden grief of losing both her beloved sister, Dara, and the disintegration of her marriage. Niamh holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Clinical Psychology, and an MSc in Sport Management, and has guided clients through the worst of times in their lives for 28 years; she drew upon this skillset to inform her own journey through loss, and will be sharing her invaluable insights with Dublin Book Festival audience.
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Niamh Fitzpatrick has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Clinical Psychology and an MSc in Sport Management, specialising in sport psychology. For 28 years she has worked with clients seeking to achieve optimal mental health as well as with clients aiming for optimal performance in sport, business or life
Award-winning comedian Neil Delamere is one of the top acts working in the comedy scene today, well known to audiences for his regular television appearances on RTÉ and the BBC as well as his hilarious sell-out stand up tours.
With stellar reviews as well as a number of platinum-selling DVDs under his belt, Neil has turned his attention to comedy documentaries, writing and presenting IFTA Award- and Celtic Media Award-winning TV programmes on the Vikings and St. Patrick. Neil continues to tour extensively at home and internationally, with appearances at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival (from which he presented the RTÉ television series covering the event) to name just a few. His shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have garnered rave reviews, including a coveted five stars from The Scotsman, the premier broadsheet reviewer at the event.